Mesut Ozil of Germany in action during the Germany Training.
Alex Iwobi of Nigeria shoots during the warm up prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 16, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – MARCH 26: Arsenal during the 1st team training session at London Colney on March 26, 2018 in St Albans, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Pierre, after all the talk and all the speculation, you’re finally an Arsenal player. How does it feel?
Finally! I’m really happy to be here. Of course I can join Micki in this team, so I’m really happy to be here in this great team.
What is it about Arsenal that you like so much, that appealed to you?
I think the club has such a big history and great players like Thierry Henry. He’s an example for us strikers. I’m really happy, like I said before.
What is it about Thierry that you loved so much?
Because he was fast and scored a lot of goals. He’s really an example.
Sounds like you…
Maybe! I think I have to work a lot to be like him, but I will do.
How would you describe your playing style?
I’m a fast player and I score goals too, like Henry a little bit. But as I said, I have to work a lot more.
Finally, what’s your message to the Arsenal fans?
I hope that we will come back to the top as soon as possible. I will do my best to join in.
Congratulations to Olivier Giroud, whose incredible scorpion kick against Crystal Palace has been crowned as the winner of Fifa’s Puskas Award.